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The economic benefits of carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea

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24/07/2015

Carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea could be worth up to €1722 million a year, a new study has found. The researchers performed a combined ecologicaleconomic assessment, finding that the sea takes up an estimated 17.8 million tonnes of CO2 every year, providing important climate change mitigation. Marine ecosystems are essential for human life. They provide a host of ecosystem services ...

ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester`s historic town hall and library

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26/07/2015

Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating  their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the  multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with local CHP specialist ENER-G, NG Bailey and BDP to design, develop ...

Green Deal Finance Company funding to end in UK

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24/07/2015

In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers. The Government will work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new value-for-money approach, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd announced today. Amber Rudd also announced that the Government will stop any ...

Eaton Launches Industry`s First Fully Integrated Arc-Resistant Medium Voltage Drive to Enhance Worker Safety and Equipment Protection

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24/07/2015

Power management company Eaton today announced the SC9000TM encapsulated powerpole (EP) arc-resistant drive, designed to control, minimize and prevent arc faults for enhanced personnel protection in global oil and gas, mining, utility and water, wastewater, and other critical applications. The solution builds on Eaton’s highly reliable and award winning SC9000 EP platform of adjustable ...

World War 2 Mystery Solved Using Valeport Equipment

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27/07/2015

A 74 year old World War 2 mystery has been solved by using an array of subsea survey technology including Valeport equipment. As recently reported in WorldOil & Subseaworldnews, the mystery surrounded just what caused the loss of 645 crewmen when the HMAS Sydney sunk on 19th November 1941.  The Australian vessel had gone missing following a battle with the German cruiser ...

NGWA announces 2015 groundwater industry award winners

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24/07/2015

The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former National Ground Water Association President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver ...

Compost and climate change: a novel mitigation strategy?

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24/07/2015

Native soils are thought to take up more of the greenhouse gas methane than land used for farming. This study shows that, while agriculture can exert an adverse impact on soil methane uptake, the application of soil conditioners like compost may compensate for loss of the methane sink function. The researchers propose new land management strategies based on this finding. Agriculture has become ...

Ground Breaking Advanced Oxidation Solution for the Removal of Priority Substances & Trace Organics.

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24/07/2015

atg UV Technology has recently developed a chemical-free Advanced Oxidation Process (A.O.P.) known as Keratox for the treatment and removal of organic and chemical contaminants from municipal drinking water and wastewater.    Utilising atg UV Technology’s UV treatment systems in combination with a unique and patented Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) catalyst, the Keratox advanced ...

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